Thursday, April 23, 2015

Midnight Report

Wow-Jonas looks totally different. His forehead is so flat; it makes his whole face look wider. I couldn't believe the change. At first I didn't like it, because I missed my baby, but it's growing on me. Zack thinks he looks beautiful. It's hard to tell what the final result will look like, as he's already started to swell up, but the triangle head is definitely no more! I do miss his pointy eyebrows.

We're all up in our room on the 6th floor now. Jonas is sleeping peacefully at the moment. He's woken up a few times already, usually when the nurses come in to check his blood pressure or something. He was super thirsty and hungry at one point and ate some applesauce and ice cream, so that was a good sign. I got to hold him for a little while, as did Zack (we both got some blood on our shirts!). He's got one IV in his arm giving him fluids and medicine, and a back-up one in his leg. There's also a drain in his head with a bulb at the end to squeeze out excess blood, which looks pretty strange. They'll pull that out in a day or two. The incision over the top of his head is quite large, but his dark hair actually hides it pretty well. It's not as scary-looking as I thought it would be.

We got a glimpse of the Jonas we know when he was awake. He said "Papa," did his adorable gasp when he heard a noise across the room, pointed at some things, and said "hi" in his usual fast and cute way. His throat is definitely raspy from the breathing tube, and he's made hand motions up toward his head and down below, so we know he's feeling something in the areas that were operated on. Poor kid-we just hope he's not feeling much pain.

Our nurse comes in every hour, but we're going to try to get some sleep ourselves here pretty soon. It's been an exhausting day. We're just glad surgery is done and that he's doing well so far. We know the swelling is only going to get worse, and his eyes may be swollen shut tomorrow, but we'll deal with that as it comes. Let the healing begin!


  1. Thanks for keeping us updated. We will keep praying that Jonas has a complete and speedy recovery!

  2. Thank you for the updates!! Glad the healing can begin!!

    When we talked to Paul about why we needed to pray for Jonas, he got so upset, he just doesn't want his cousin to be in pain!

    Love and prayers from St. Louis!

    1. Thanks-looking forward to Jonas meeting more of his cousins!

  3. Lots of prayers coming from St. Louis, I can tell you that! Sounds like the beginning of a great recovery. The personality shines through!

  4. Awww, sweet boy. Im so glad this part is over!!!

  5. Thank you for the updates. Praying for a quick and as pain free recovery as possible!